News Articles

Oreste Foppiani

News Around Webster: Hong, Foppiani, Kaiser, Ervin

March 05, 2018

Oreste Foppiani was appointed political advisor to an EU body fighting human trafficking and smuggling. ... Katie Ervin is the first female elected as an officer of the Command and General Staff College Foundation board. ... Celine Hong is presenting a paper on social media at this month's International Public Relations Research Conference. ... DJ Kaiser had two papers recently published in international journals, on his research in South America and on a pronunciation mobile app.

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Jameca Woody-Falconer, counseling psychologist and adjunct faculty member

Falconer Receives Fulbright for Suicide Prevention in Kazakhstan

March 02, 2018

Webster University adjunct faculty member Jameca Woody Falconer has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to work with the Dariyana Foundation in Kazakhstan this spring. She will address suicide prevention for psychologists, psychoanalysts, mental health professionals, parents and others. Falconer is a counseling psychologist and faculty member in the School of Education's Applied Educational Psychology/School Psychology program. She is also a co-leader of the Institute for Applied Educational Psychology and Intercultural Research.

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President Stroble discussed the upcoming conference on Fox 2.

In the News: Diversity and Inclusion, English-language learners, #NeverAgain

February 27, 2018

President Beth Stroble appeared on Fox 2 This Morning to discuss this week's Diversity and Inclusion conference. She discussed keynote speaker Donald Suggs and the topic of unconscious bias. ... Nicole Roach also discussed those topics on "St. Louis on the Air" on St. Louis Public Radio. ... DJ Kaiser was also on that NPR affiliate to discuss the growth of English-language learners in the suburbs. ... Remy Cross was credited for his work on a New York Times video about youth leading recent protest movements.

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The annual conference is designed for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

Conference: 'Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice'

February 27, 2018

The Webster University School of Education hosts its annual conference on April 14 in the East Academic Building. This year's theme is "Equity in Education: Actions for Social Justice in Education." The keynote, "What Teachers and Learners can do to Dismantle Racism," will be delivered by Billie Mayo, Webster alumnus, accomplished middle school teacher, and administrator. The conference is intended for current and future school professionals and interested community members.

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The Advanced Child Development course this spring is co-taught by visiting scholar Esa Alaraudanjoki and professor Debbie Stiles

Visiting Scholar in School Psychology Leads International Class on Child Development

February 26, 2018

This spring the School of Education hosts a visiting international scholar in school psychology, a school psychologist and clinical psychologist from Finland. Esa Alaraudanjoki brings a broad international background to campus, something that resonates in an Advanced Child Development course that includes Webster graduate students from six different countries.

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Marian Dooling McIntyre

2018 Pioneer Award Recipient Marian Dooling McIntyre '61

February 12, 2018

The Webster University Alumni Association is pleased to announce its 2018 Pioneer Award recipient, Marian Dooling McIntyre, who was recognized for her contributions to Webster Athletics and the field of physical education at the Athletics Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Feb. 10. She began her education at Webster College in 1957 and was an active student, playing both basketball and volleyball all four years of her college career and serving as President of the Athletic Association.

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Interact with faculty, staff and students and hear the latest on approaches to engaged learning at sessions from Feb. 12-16.

RSVP for the 2018 Teaching Festival

February 06, 2018

Now is the time to RSVP for next week's annual Webster University Teaching Festival. The entire Webster community is invited to participate, with several sessions to be broadcast via WebEx. This year’s festival includes workshops, poster presentations, panels, and roundtable discussions by Webster faculty, students and staff on the theme "Teaching Toolkit for Engaged Learning." Find out the latest tools, research and happenings and interact with colleagues and classmates at any session Feb. 12-16.

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Join the screening of 'Deej' on Jan. 18

'Deej' Profiles Journey of Young Man with Autism through College

January 10, 2018

The Webster University Film Series, in coordination with MO-FEAT and Great Circles, is presenting a screening of DEEJ, a film about the journey of a non-speaking young man with autism through college. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to join us on Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. in the Winifred Moore Auditorium, Webster Hall. The film is preceded by a reception in Webster Hall at 6:30 p.m., where popcorn and sandwiches will be available. The star and co-producer, DJ (Deej) Savarese, will attend the reception, and be available after the screening for a Q & A session.

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One-credit workshops are being offered in several Adobe CC applications.

All Webster Students, Faculty, Staff Access Adobe Creative Cloud

January 08, 2018

The latest phase of Webster University's partnership with Adobe grants access to Adobe Creative Cloud and 20GB of cloud storage for every student, faculty member and employee across all of Webster’s U.S. and international campuses as well as its online platforms. Students will be able to use Adobe CC to create persuasive and compelling digital content, develop new critical thinking skills and share work with fellow students through these cutting-edge educational tools.

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Donors and alumni are honored at luncheon celebrating the Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program

Donors, Alumni Celebrate Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program

December 15, 2017

On Friday, Dec. 8, Webster University donors and alumni were honored with a luncheon at Cyrano’s to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Colonial Williamsburg Field Studies Program, a living history program in Tidewater Virginia offered through the School of Education. Since 2002 over $20,000 in scholarships have been awarded to students, both undergrad and graduate, to attend the four-day immersive program under the guidance of professor Ted Green, who developed the program.

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Service Remembering Professor Bill McConnell

December 08, 2017

A memorial service for longtime Webster University Professor Bill McConnell will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Winifred Moore Auditorium in Webster Hall. A pioneer for the MAT in Science program which he coordinated for most of his tenure, McConnell served as a professor at Webster from 1965-2009, and then continued as an adjunct faculty member until 2015.

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Webster’s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

Webster?s TESL Program Hosts First Grant Saturday Seminar

December 07, 2017

Classes for the first two cohorts in Webster’s five-year $2.7 million National Professional Development grant, “Increasing Teacher Capacity through Communities of Practice to Serve English Learners,” are already underway. The School of Education’s Teaching English as a Second Language program has recruited two initial cohorts of high school teachers from Parkway School District, Ritenour School District, and St. Louis Public Schools, who are meeting weekly for classes.

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Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, has announced her retirement at the end of 2017.

Brenda Fyfe Leaves Behind a Strong Legacy of Community Partnerships and Academic Leadership

December 06, 2017

Webster University School of Education Dean Brenda Fyfe has been a major influencer on education in St. Louis. During her 35 years at Webster – the past 15 as dean - she helped attract millions of dollars in grants for community-based educational partnerships that have started programs both at the University and numerous local school districts.

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Webster University

Retirement Celebration for Fyfe, Rein, Schmutz

December 01, 2017

The Webster University community is invited to a retirement celebration for three longtime members of the leadership team who are retiring at the end of 2017. Join us Dec. 18, 2-4 p.m. in the Edward Jones Commons, to celebrate Brenda Fyfe, dean of the School of Education, Laura Rein, dean of University Library, and Betsy Schmutz, associate vice president and chief human resource officer, on a collective 72 years of service to Webster.

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